Practical Diamond Grading

As an introduction to handling diamonds, this short course will build on your knowledge of gemstones and, in particular, diamonds. Practical Diamond Grading (PDG) together with Advanced Practical Diamond Grading (APDG) are the practical components of the Diploma in Diamond Technology (DipDT). Practical instruction is delivered by acknowledged diamond experts who will teach you the use of professional instruments in the laboratory.

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COURSE OUTLINE

  • Handling diamonds and examination with professional tools
  • Weight estimation techniques for round and fancy shapes
  • Colour and clarity grade estimation including plotting of inclusions
  • Cut grade assessment based on estimated proportions
  • Separating and identifying diamonds from imitations
  • Testing diamonds for fluorescence
  • Introduction to detecting synthetic and treated diamonds

ESSENTIAL STUDY FOR

  • Manufacturing jeweller
  • Jewellery buyer
  • Auction & antique sales
  • Personal interest
  • Sophisticated purchaser
  • Researcher
  • Jewellery valuer (to become a registered valuer, contact the National Council of Jewellery Valuers)

COURSE DATES, FEES & ENROLMENTS

Courses are provided by Gem-Ed Australia and individual State Divisions. Select a division below to view upcoming course dates, fees and to enrol.

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